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TIDBABSH the second, part the first

Last month’s podcast was such a great success that I decided to do another one.

When I say it was a great success, I mean that it was successfully uploaded and at least three people were able to download and listen to it. I make no statements about the actual quality of the content (though those 3 people who admit to hearing it seemed to enjoy it (which reminds me, your payments will be sent shortly)).

With such a wave of accomplishment and adoring fans to bolster me, how could I not do another? It just wouldn’t be fair to all of you to deprive you of that which you have come to hold so dear. Or possibly, that which you have tolerated heroically.

This time around I left my wife to deal with the kids while I waxed (and waned) philosophic with Australia’s favorite son: Lee Sargent.

Well, he’s from Australia, anyway.

Lee is slowly taking over the internet, appearing on podcasts all over the world while simultaneously co-hosting his own podcast at Lee and Dan’s Midnight Movie Club and keeping his take on the world of pop-culture front and center (of the far left, rear facing department of the underside of the internet – which is a more prominent position than it sounds) on his blog, Quit Your Day Job. Take some time to visit his sites. They’re better than this one.

So, Lee and I attacked this month’s topics with a vengeance. I had a lot of fun in this conversation. We got so involved in some of these topics that we actually ended up with enough material to cover two podcasts. And yet, this month’s podcast is shorter than last month’s! Well, that’s because you’re only going to get the first half of the discussion today. We’ll get to Part 2 later.

This month, strap yourself in for some rambling on the following topics (following a rambling introduction that covers a surprising amount of surprising information about Australia):

  1. Worlds Oldest Man dies at 114.
  2. Author crashes and burns in responding to a book review (and related link)
  3. http://www.khanacademy.org/
  4. Crime-fighting sunglasses!
  5. Free software to create flash flippable book
  6. Free Geneology software

Doesn’t look like much, does it?

You’ll be amazed at some of the places those links take us.

Stay tuned for Part 2 of my discussion with Lee, where we take on some more of popular culture, including our thoughts on a mess of upcoming movies and TV shows that have released trailers lately, some movie news and rumors, the portrayal of women (wonderful and otherwise) in superhero roles, gender neutrality in the X-Men, and more.

Go forth and listen!

 

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3 comments to TIDBABSH the second, part the first

  • I noted some stuff down, but after a couple of days in my pocket it turned out unreadable..
    Very cool podcast though :)

    Interesting talk about the oldest man. The changes of the last 30 years make a difference of a lifetime from no pc’s to a society almost completely dependant on the internet, pretty incredible. The same goes for mobile phones. Even though it’s not been more than 9 years since I own one, I can hardly imagine not having one at the moment!
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    Jeff says:

    Hey Arjan! Thanks for listening.

    Yeah it is crazy how much things change so fast. I wonder if somehow the internet were taken down completely how long it would take for us to readjust. We’d probably fail miserably.

    And even I, who doesn’t regularly use a cell phone, would take a while to get used to a world without them again.

    But… on both counts I think it would be a positive change in some ways (and bad in others). At least we’d be more physically “present.” This is one of those topics that’ll probably come up on the next podcast.

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